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If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable, and motivated individual, then consider joining the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Division of Extramural Research (DER). The DER develops, implements, and coordinates cross-cutting, multidisciplinary research activities within the NICHD's mission, including efforts that focus on: demography, social sciences, and population dynamics; male and female fertility and infertility; developing and evaluating contraceptive methods; improving the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals for use in pregnant women, infants, and children; HIV infection and transmission, AIDS, and associated infections; pediatric growth and endocrine research; child development and behavior; developmental biology and typical and atypical development; intellectual and developmental disabilities; gynecologic health conditions, including pelvic floor disorders; and childhood injury and critical illness.
The position serves as a Medical Officer with responsibility for assisting DER leadership with clinical and regulatory matters pertinent to the extramural clinical research portfolio. The incumbent will be a member of the DER team providing coordination, oversight, and guidance on areas of human subject protection, data and safety monitoring, clinical research operations, recruitment and other trial monitoring, regulatory compliance, data sharing, and certificates of confidentiality. In addition, the incumbent will serve as a Medical Officer/Program Official with duties and responsibilities relating to the administration of a research grants program involving epidemiologic studies, clinical trials, and other basic and clinical studies. This position requires Board Certification in Obstetrics/Gynecology or Pediatrics; subspecialty training and/or clinical experience in the fields of gynecological health and disease, pediatric trauma, pediatric pharmacology, clinical nutrition, or intellectual and developmental disabilities is preferred, but not mandatory. This position does not involve clinical care.
As a Physician, your typical work assignments may include:
- Serve as a Physician in support of a major extramural research program area of national scope, involving epidemiologic studies, clinical trials, and other basic and clinical studies.
- Plan, implement, coordinate, and evaluate programs and initiatives in the assigned specialty area of research. Critically review and participate in the development of research initiatives, with particular attention to the importance and timeliness of the study question, soundness of its rationale, adequacy of design, and feasibility.
- Administer clinical and basic research projects, including clinical trials, supported by the assigned organization.
- Formulate internal policies concerning Extramural research policy and priorities, and advise management on the direction of research efforts.
- Responsible for timely administrative actions on grant applications and funded projects, and for developing effective solutions to emerging or unforeseen challenges to program development or administration.
- Establish goals and objectives for the assigned research area and organize efforts to initiate pioneering programs and resolve critical issues involving accomplishment of the research.
- Establish goals and objectives for the assigned research area and organizes efforts to initiate pioneering programs and resolve critical issues involving accomplishment of the research.
- Develop strategies to overcome unforeseen difficulties with innovative solutions to ensure progress toward goals and integrate and coordinate the efforts of others in the organization, giving technical leadership to Extramural research efforts in the design and conduct of research.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…U.S. Citizens
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